Thank you for your interest in the U.S. Service Academies. The honor of attending a service academy comes with the obligation and commitment to serve in the military for a minimum of five years upon graduation.

Members of Congress may nominate candidates for appointment to four of the five U.S. Service Academies:

-  U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY

-  U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), Annapolis, MD

-  U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO

-  U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Kings Point, NY

The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment

Minimum requirements for nomination:

-  Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and not past their 23rd birthday as of July 1 of the year the applicant would enter the academy.

-  Applicants must be unmarried.

-  Applicants must not be pregnant or have a legal obligation to support children or other dependents.

-  Applicants must be U.S. Citizens.

Applications for nomination to the U.S. Service Academies – Class of 2023 – may be submitted starting August 1, 2018. The deadline for submission of an application is the close of business on Monday, October 29, 2018.

If interested in applying for a nomination from our office, please contact Elizabeth Hazekamp, Academy Coordinator, at (651) 846-2122.


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